6 - 15 July 2015
We were lucky enough to work with the photographer Nan Goldin on a Vogue shoot with Kate Moss on locations including Sir John Soane’s Museum and Highgate Cemetery. It was a while back but we found Goldin incredibly inspiring, with a rolodex memory of visual references especially film which she calls her ‘number one medium’. We’re looking forward, then, to the upcoming Barbican Film series that draws on the work of her contemporaries in New York’s downtown film scene of the late 70s and early 80s starring actors such as Steve Buscemi. In three of the four films (You Are Not I + Sleepwalk, Variety, Shorts collection by Vivienne Dick), Goldin was directly involved, either as a cameo appearance or as a stills photographer. The fourth film, High Art, is the 1998 Sundance award-winning film by Lisa Cholodenko (director of The Kids are Alright), which was inspired by Goldin herself.